Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has signed the final documents in the acquisition of Peoples Water Service Company of Donaldsonville by Ascension Parish.

The negotiations to purchase Peoples Water began over two years ago. Matassa announced the purchase of Peoples Water as one of his top 10 projects for 2016 in March.

“This is a win-win for all of Ascension Parish,” Matassa said. “We will now have comprehensive water service in West Ascension, independence from neighboring parish water systems, and the potential for the expansion of parish water service in East Ascension.”